Hunter 25, 1981, Banana River near Satellite Beach, Florida, $6,500, price reduced 3/14/08 to $4,500, sold 7/21/08

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1981 Hunter 25

  • Designer: Luhrs Yachts
  • Years Built 73-83
  • Displacement: 4400 lbs
  • Ballast-Shoal Keel (Lead) 2000 lbs
  • Draft- 2' 11"
  • Mast Height: 34'1"
  • Cherubini Design
  • Beam: 8'
  • LOA: 25'
  • LWL: 20' 2"
  • Sail area: 256 sq ft
  • Water capacity: 15 gal bladder bag
  • Fuel capacity: 3 gal
  • Hull Speed: 6 knots
  • I: 30'
  • J: 10' 6"
  • P: 24' 10"
  • E: 8'
  • Capsize ratio: 1.95 (ocean rated; under 2 is considered very stable)

    Engine: 2006 Tohatsu 8 HP (makers of Nissan and many smaller Mercurys; its under warranty until 2009)

    The Hunter 25 is very responsive and can be handled by one person (though I prefer the company of a crew); plenty of surface area on the rudder and it has a good keel design keeping the boat stable even with a shoal draft of 2'11". The Cherubini Hunters (the Hunter 25 is one of them) are known for their solid design and roomy cabin. The hull is extremely sound - much thicker fiberglass below the waterline than most other boats of her age/size with no blistering spotted during May 06 haulout.

    Front hatch is functional, but needs to be replaced eventually. Lifelines need to be replaced. Wood work will need to be done on the exterior teak - I haven't had time to replace it, but have teak oiled it every quarter since I bought her in fall of '05. Previous owner installed new rigging in 2003/2004.

    The Hunter 25 features a roomy cockpit, ice box, built in alcohol stove, a couple of cabinets, room for 4 to sleep, fold-out table, porta potty, dry bilge/interior, 25W VHF radio with Wx, anchor cabinet, new battery in 2006 - continually topped off with solar panel mounted on top of the hatch door. Cushions are in good condition (no rot, not falling apart, but old) - probably the original ones installed. Also have the original 1981 Hunter Owner’s manual. New layered mahogany/white ash tiller installed Apr 06 (3 year guarantee through 2009) - nicely stained and with 4 layers of varnish, covered unless we're using it. Has main and 100% jib. Both are in good condition - the jib lives below deck and the main is covered when not in use. No rips or tears to date. Also including danforth anchor with 100ft of 1/2 in rope for anchor, manual bilge pump, 2 winch handles, 3 cockpit seat cushions (for one person each), 4 life jackets, flares, compass, clinometer, 2 fire extinguishers (one in cabin/one auto in fuel compartment), mainsail cover, bimini (with canvas that has been stored below between use). Will throw in the current dock lines (1/2 in; abrasion points covered with hose), but any additional rope in pictures is not included (with the exception of what is listed, as well as the scattered equipment seen in the pics). Knotmeter is included (we use a portable marine GPS-not included), with spare parts for the front hatch solar fan and netting to cover the hatch during a campout. Swim ladder, deck brushes, and misc. boat cleaning tools inc.

    She's a proud boat. I love sailing, used to teach it at Boy Scout Camp, so I'm sad to say we have to be selling her, but as Active Duty military, we don't have enough time to sail her.

    Hauled out in May 2006 for bottom job; repainted hull with Interprotect 2000 (anti-blistering) and Micron CSC (best the marina had) after extensively sanding down the old owner's paint jobs and fixing a few minor spots that were scratched up. Also painted the topsides of the Windalee, but not the deck (that’s next).

    Engine is included in price; just removed in February for her 20 hr mark maintenance (have records). Purrs like a kitten; have had no issues with this motor at all. Engine is flushed thoroughly with fresh water after each use; has stainless steel pump housing, zinc anodes and an aluminum alloy to help prevent corrosion (none present to date). Have only used 91 octane fuel in the engine…and have only been through about 5-7 gallons of gas in a year. Sailboats rock. Engine was broken in properly, per the Tohatsu instructions. Engine is manual start and has all the manuals, records, and spare kit with it. 8hp Long shaft (20 in) provides plenty of power even in large swells. It weighs 81 lbs…not extremely light, but on the lighter end of the spectrum for 8hp engines and can be handled easily by one or two people. I bought the engine in April of 2006 - installed on boat in May just before her haul out/maintenance. Has low hours on it - just over 20. Remote controls for the outboard can be installed - I didn’t because of the increased maneuverability by leaving the outboard independent (recall I usually go with a crew). The remote starting kit can be bought from Tohatsu for about $400; battery charger for the engine can be bought for about $160. For local folk, I made an engine rack for maintenance and hauling the engine from point to point. Fits nicely in the bed of a truck/sturdy and designed for maintenance - I'll throw it in if you want it.

    Added 3/4" treated plywood custom-fit backing plates to the bow and port/starboard stern cleats. The backing plates are 'oversized' to distribute any load on the cleats. Ropes are covered with hose on common rub points.

    No trailer

    Thanks for the help, but I just recently sold the boat through a private contact.
    Satellite Beach, Florida

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